Here’s a video of Lady Rizo, performing “Song Of Freedom”:
This is Corporal with Michael Shannon at a Chicago gig:
Kyle James Hauser ” Life, Love and Pain”:
Phourist and the Photons – “the Wave and the Powers That Be”;
Ray Rizzo and the rest of the Motherlodge crew have announced the full schedule for Motherlodge 2013 Louisville and, as usual, it’s wide-ranging in every form. Here’s the “executive summary”
The Rudyard Kipling
Haymarket Whiskey Bar
Motherlodge founder Ray Rizzo, drummer extraordinaire, sent along an email announcing a fund-raising benefit for his Motherlodge series, to be held at Actor’s Theatre on November 11. Here’s his description – not yet officially laid out – of the event:
“For 4 years now you have watched and participated in Motherlodges that we have pulled off by any means necessary, learning how and what a Motherlodge is capable of. I am very excited that this event will be our first at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, in the Victor Jory Theatre (where this weekend and next Theatre 502 is doing an incredible production of Annie Baker’s The Aliens.) I expect our evening to be a celebration of everything Motherlodge has accomplished in Louisville thus far, with many of the people we have accomplished it with. At the center of the evening will be an encore performance by NYC illustrator and visual artist Michael Arthur of Ethan Lipton’s The Barber and The Farmer, a hilarious and spooky play that takes place between a laptop audio playback and the projection of Michael’s ink pens. Teresa Koester-Mills will be curating a one-night Pop Up Gallery in the lobby of the Victor Jory. Myself, Roadie Rodahaffer and Scott Anthony will lead the charge of a night of special guests and Motherlodgy moments. For a scant 2 hours we will Motherlodge with you, dream of what lies ahead, and send you into the work week bursting with energy.”
Put this on your calendar and stay tuned for more information.
Ray Rizzo and friends have put together yet another edition of the Louisville-born, Fringe-akin series of events they call Motherlodge – Live Arts Exchange, running March 26 – April 1 around town. there’s so much going on that it’s simpler to give you their list, with description:
“Crawling Between Heaven and Earth” Re-imagine Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” as it might have played out in a rural American town in the 1920?s. Shakespearian actor, educator, (and former Power Ranger) Jason Narvy will develop his original idea for this adaptation in Kentucky during the week with playwright Eric John Meyer, Louisville musician Chris “Roadie” Rodahaffer and actors and musicians from New York, Louisville and Whitesburg, KY. The premiere of “Crawling Between Heaven and Earth” for Spring Motherlodge will be followed with a remounting in New York City for Fall Motherlodge later in 2012. (Friday March 30 and Saturday March 31st at The Rudyard Kipling) (Information about casting and auditions can be found at motherlodge.com.)– Lady Rizo “Unescorted” NYC caburlesque chanteuse Lady Rizo has collaborated with Moby, Yo Yo Ma, Reggie Watts, Amber Martin and Taylor Mac. Her show “Ordained” at NYC’s Joe’s Pub was one of the Wall Street Journal’s “Top 10 Shows of 2011.” Lady Rizo returns to Motherlodge to perform a scorching solo set and host closing night.( Solo show: Saturday March 31st at The Rudyard Kipling) – “Obfuscation” is a performance that transforms the back of a 24? moving truck into its own unique and intimate venue. Created and performed by The Truck Project (Jean Ann Douglass and Eric John Meyer), “Obfustication” explores the crossroads of personal identity and political action, and will play to 16 audience members at a time in different Louisville locations throughout Motherlodge Week. (* Monday March 26 at Haymarket Whiskey Bar, *Wed. March 28 at Nach Bar in Germantown… other locations to be announced March 1st on motherlodge.com ) – An “integrated viewing performance” of the NCAA Final Four Semi-Finals is the best description for a brewing collaboration between Louisville Improvisors funnyman Chris Anger, Ray Rizzo, J.P. Lebangood, and other Louisville performance artists and musicians. The game will play on the big screen accompanied by live scoring and improvised interludes. (Saturday March 31st at The Rudyard Kipling) – Jim Gavenus and members of The Ernest Becker Foundation will create an opportunity to explore the effects of death upon the human condition through an
Throughout the Spring Motherlodge program, Long Table Discussions, a staged discussion concept created by performance artist/educator Lois Weaver, will be
held to foster dialogues between Motherlodge’s performers and audience. In addition, Motherlodge will stream many of the events online on motherlodgetv
through a partnership with Livestream.
Ray Rizzo and company are putting together the Spring Motherlodge at The Rudyard Kipling, set for March 26-April 1. There’ll be lots of interesting, unusual and off-the-wall sorts of things going on. There’s so much in the works that you should just go to the motherlodge site and read it there.
Ray Rizzo of Motherlodge has posted a number of videos from the LMN/Terrabeat Cultural Showcase at the Rudyard on July 21. There are a number but watching Anvee dance traditional Katta (Indian) Dance is my choice for the most interesting. Anvee is a professional dancer from India, now living in Louisville.
Points to Ray Rizzo, who has taken a number of Louisville musicians to play his New York Motherlodge shows at Joe’s Pub on January 17, and Cakeshop, on January 18. Included are Tyrone Cotton, Alanna Fugate, Dan Hardin, Scott Mertz and poet Ron Whitehead. Check motherlodge.com for more info.
Tara Key has a new CD in the works, Double Star, on Thrill Jockey, with Eleventh Dream Day’s Rick Rizzo.
My Morning Jacket is working on a new, unnamed project, set for release about May, 2011
Will Oldham actually talked to Fogged Clarity, an arts review website. The entire forty-seven chat is available here.
Ray Rizzo is tweeting his urgent need to get things together for the Jan. 16-18 edition of Motherlodge in NYC.
The holidays are over, time to get back to the flood of music in the city. Email us your music news.